A Piano Suite of five pieces that express something of the character and style of ancient dances, without adhering to their classical forms. The prelude establishes harmonic and melodic materials which are utilized throughout the suite. The following four pieces capture a generalized characteristic of their historical namesakes. A nine-tone scale is used in all five sections. Small three and four note fragments taken from the scale are combined in various ways to form structures that are used as thematic material and accompanimental figures. The pieces were choreographed at Texas Women’s University by Kimberly Staley.